Thursday, March 8, 2012

When it Rains

We had just finished lunch, which somehow ended in a discussion of Yogi Berra and his famous quotes. I pulled up a few on my phone to read and we wondered aloud whether his words were intentionally funny or slyly philosophical. I loved watching the expressions on the boys faces as they pondered, "When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it." or "The future ain't what it used to be." Sometimes they cracked a smile, other times their heads cocked as they considered the meaning of the words.

As we were loading our plates into the dishwasher, Nico unwittingly came up with this Yogi-like gem: "It's such a waste of a beautiful day when it rains."  I pointed out the silly and the sublime about his comment and we laughed and repeated it over and over to let it sink in.

To a boy who is itching to get outside and try out the efficiency of several battle poses for his newly-minted Star Wars character, it is a waste of a beautiful day.

I had taken this photo only an hour before to enter in the Beautiful Black and White challenge at I Heart Faces.  I guess we were all thinking about how the rain was affecting our day.... but, for me it was good. (Don't tell him I said that. :-)  )

Photo Challenge Submission


  1. Love the sense of quiet contemplation in this shot! Although it is sad for them to be "stuck" inside, it definitely gives you extra time together. Glad you had a good afternoon!

    1. Thank you, Jaime. We did enjoy our day. :-)

  2. I LOVE this shot! Best of luck in the challenge!

  3. love this image!! love the story it tells & love it in black & white!!


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